Germany’s KfW issues largest ever USD green bond – $1.5bn! (AAAe, 1.75%, 5yr) and it’s still 1.6x oversubscribed

  Germany’s KfW issues largest ever USD green bond – $1.5bn! (AAAe, 1.75%, 5yr) and it’s still 1.6x oversubscribed In Frankfurt yesterday I met yesterday with the KFW (Germany’s development bank) Capital Markets team, who ran through their latest latest green bond in USD. A strong result. It’s a follow-up …

SMARTPLANET DAILY: Top 10 U.S. cities to start a new business

  MANAGE | READ ONLINE | PREVIOUS   SmartPlanet Daily A DAILY BRIEFING OF THE NEWEST STORIES ON SMARTPLANET, FIVE DAYS A WEEK. May 09, 2014 FROM THE DESK OF … Number three is Omaha, NE and two is Miami, FL. You’ll (probably) never guess the number one U.S. city …

Envirotech & Clean Energy Investor Summit

Envirotech & Clean Energy Investor Summit, New Energy World Network’s  Envirotech & Clean Energy Investor Summit 2013 will take place in London on the 30th and 31st October 2013. The Summit follows on from sold-out events over the past six years and will once again bring together hundreds of the industry’s most active and influential …

GIFT: An Action Agenda for Sustainable Development

Global Institute For Tomorrow – Programme Updates – Summer 2013 Programme Updates – Summer 2013 An Action Agenda for Sustainable Development issued by the UN last month outlines 10 priorities covering the four main dimensions of sustainable development: economic growth and the end of poverty, social inclusion,environmental sustainability, and good governance. Water resources for drinking, sanitation, energy …

GIFT: An Action Agenda for Sustainable Development

Global Institute For Tomorrow – Programme Updates – Summer 2013   Programme Updates – Summer 2013 An Action Agenda for Sustainable Development issued by the UN last month outlines 10 priorities covering the four main dimensions of sustainable development: economic growth and the end of poverty, social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and good governance. Water resources for drinking, sanitation, energy and …

Verge: The value, interconnection, and opportunities of water

    By Elaine Hsieh, Program Director & Senior Analyst – VERGE We don’t typically talk about water here at VERGE, but that’s about to change. While there may still be a disconnect between the cost and value of water, global drought has squeezed our energy and food systems to the point that the …

Book Review: The Nature of Business By Giles Hutchins, New Society Publishers, 2013

The Nature of Business By Giles Hutchins, New Society Publishers, 2013 Nature has already shown us the way to solve many human problems, from deciphering simple engineering puzzles to unlocking the mysteries of flight. In The Nature of Business, author Giles Hutchins makes a compelling case for applying the same principles …

OECD Green Growth Newsletter March 2013

    OECD Green Growth Newsletter March 2013   Issue Eighteen     Contents   ·        Green Growth Knowledge Platform ·        Focus on Green Growth in emerging and developing Asia ·        Green Growth Papers: Why New Business Models Matter for Green Growth ·        Integrating green growth in policy work ·        Recent Events ·        Recent publications ·        2013 …

UNCSD Update – 28 February 2013 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

    A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 28 February 2013 EC Issues Proposal for Post-2015 Agenda 27_February 2013: The European Commission (EC) has released its common approach to global development goals. The Communication, titled “A Decent Life for All: Ending poverty and giving the world a sustainable future,” calls for addressing environmental …